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University of Missouri

Fall 2012 Issue

Homecoming 2012

It’s Homecoming once again, and in Columbia that means Tiger football, a hall of fame grand marshal, an ex-CIA agent turned broadcaster, a parade, and more!

Web Extras

Web Exclusives

T. J. Moe

Flying Wide

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the MIZZOU magazine photo shoot with the Tiger’s wide receivers.

Artist's rendering

Sprucing Up the Place

A $30 million private gift initiates a $200 million athletic facilities improvement plan.

home exterior

A Home of Scraps

Quint Newcomer, BA ’89, builds the first LEED-certified home in Athens, Ga.

Kylar Broadus, JD ’88

Stepping Up and Out

Kylar Broadus, JD ’88, becomes the first openly transgender person to testify before the U.S. Senate.

Mary Geddie supervising children

Cub Hub Lends Student-Parents a Hand

Cub Hub offers activities for kids and study space for student parents.

model in dress

Rousseau’s Runway Reporting

Caryn Rousseau, BA, BJ ’00, covers everything from the NATO summit to Fashion Week.

Robert Benfer

Digging Up the Past

Robert Benfer, professor emeritus of anthroplogy, makes an important archaeological discovery in Peru.

Eugene Field, 1896 Savitar

Fields and Vineyards

Students’ raids of the campus winery inspired a poem by Eugene Field.

Gregg Scheller, BS ME ’79

Precision Craftsman

Gregg Scheller, BS ME ’79, launches a startup that produces instruments for cataract surgery, among other things.


Diving into the SEC

Diving into the SEC

The Tigers are poised for a headlong leap into America’s toughest football conference.

2012 Parade Route

Homecoming Events

Check here for a map of 2012 Homecoming festivities, including the parade, and a lineup of events.

From left, Jordyn Klackner, Richard Devero and Karee Hackel

Three Tigers, One Roar

Meet the 2012 Homecoming directors, and glimpse their take on life, love and Homecoming.

John Kadlec

A Classic Kadlec Will Lead the Parade

John Kadlec, better known as "Mr. Mizzou," is the 2012 Homecoming grand marshal.

Canoes newly launched on the Jutai River

Lost and Found

Alumnus Scott Wallace treks a South American jungle to locate the last uncontacted tribes.

David Oliver

David’s Journey

A retired Mizzou professor’s video series educates students and colleagues about living with cancer.

Greenhouse at night

Glass Rules

The Ernie and Lottie Sears Plant Growth Facility houses the research of 22 scientists.

Howard Richards


Howard Richards, BA ’88, joins Mike Kelly in the Tiger Radio Network broadcast booth.

Around the Columns

Food basket

Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Mizzou works to conserve food and feed the hungry.

Amanda Zerkel examines Dianne Fields’ English setter

Brainsight Helps MU Doctors Save Dogs, Cats

MU is one of three U.S. universities using Brainsight MRI technology for veterinary patients.

Tianyu Liu from China practices her agility during a football drill with coaching from  former Tigers wide receiver Brad Ekwerekwu. MU students from every continent but Antarctica attended Mizzou football’s International Student Day to learn about the popular American sport April 28. Photo by Rachel Coward.

Students of the Game

Mizzou football’s International Student Day attracts about 120 students from all continents but Antarctica.

The MU-KU Border Showdown will continue in lacrosse, hockey and a number of other club sports in 2012–13.

Border Showdown Continues

The MU-KU Border Showdown continues in club sports.

Euclid Williamson received an honorary degree in May 2012. Photo by Rob Hill.

Target: Graduation

Target H.O.P.E. founder Euclid Williamson helps send 4,000 minority students to college.

Ines Segert. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

Teaching to Learn

Psychology Professor Ines Segert wins a 2012 William T. Kemper Fellowship Award.

John Cummins

Mizzou MedPride

John Cummins develops student group Mizzou MedPride to raise awareness of LGBTQ health issues.

Photo courtesy of Mizzou’s Concrete Canoe Team.

What’s Concrete But Floats Like a Boat?

The Mizzou Concrete Canoe Team builds a 215-pound canoe. It floats, barely.

Bullet train.

Where Doping is Legal

MU Research Reactor scientist John Farmer is shaping silicon’s role in electronics.

Laura King

Being Cheerful Makes Sense

Psychologist Laura King studies what people think meaning is and how they come by it.

Councilman Jermaine Reed speaks with MU students.

Many Cultures, One Voice

The Mizzou Alumni Association awards a faculty-alumni award to Etti Naveh-Benjamin.


Landing at Mizzou

Former NASA astronauts Linda Godwin and Steven Nagel bring a jet engine to Mizzou.

Robert Benfer

Digging Up the Past

Robert Benfer, professor emeritus of anthroplogy, makes an important archaeological discovery in Peru.

Speer Morgan

Missouri Press Redux

The remodeled University of Missouri Press will emphasize digital technologies and student participation.

Eugene Field, 1896 Savitar

Fields and Vineyards

Students’ raids of the campus winery inspired a poem by Eugene Field.

David Rowland Francis statue

The Nose

MU named its historic quadrangle after a former Missouri governor and university advocate.

Norton grapes growing in Missouri

Through the Grapevine

Missouri’s grape and wine industry is an economics engine.

Dollar bill image on an iPad.

Delivering News-PAY-pers

Journalism Professor Mike Jenner expects more newspapers to begin charging for digital content.


Stop Gobbling Up the Profits

Animal science professor Jeff Firman develops a better turkey diet.

Alumni News

Norris Stevenson nabs a reception

Running Past Bigotry

Norris Stevenson was the first black student-athlete to attend Mizzou on a football scholarship.

Anne Fitzsimmons and Bob and Susan Winkelmann.

A Valentine Friendship

Alumni share a priceless gift on Valentine’s Day.

The home of Joe and Julie Zwillenberg and children, from left, Jackson, Henry and Charlie, features a black-and-gold basketball court.

Zwillenberg’s Arena

The Zwillenberg family help the Tiger spirit survive amid legions of KU fans.

Saskia Chaskelson and Mark Martin.

Kenya Before Medical School

Saskia Chaskelson, BS ’11, helps children in Kenya.


Shoes for Study

Liz Forkin Bohannon, BJ ’07, MA ’09, creates jobs for Ugandan women.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

Magazine Turns 100

MIZZOU magazine is an important tradition.

Chi Omega sisters

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Chi Omega sorority sisters return to the Rho Alpha chapter house one last time.

Jim Gwinner

Taking the Reins

For the Mizzou Alumni Association’s new volunteer president Jim Gwinner, MU is a family affair.

1988 Savitar, page 328

Yearbook ’88

See if you recognize anyone on this page from the 1988 Savitar.

Josh Kennedy and Elizabeth Angelo

A Pair Divine

A shared faith brought together Josh Kennedy, BS ’12, and Elizabeth Angelo, BS Ed ’12.

Sigma Kappa house

Sigma Kappa Returns

Twins Kellie Bray, BS ’98, and Kristie Larson, BS ’98, recount college days.